Media Release — Graphic.ly (http://www.graphic.ly), the cutting-edge community and digital content delivery platform for comic books, graphic novels and other forms of publishing, comes out of private beta with the launch of its desktop applications for the comic book community. With the full public launch, Graphic.ly is becoming an extension of the traditional comic book store, bringing what people love about that experience online.
Several publishers are supporting Graphic.ly’s desktop launch, including Top Cow, BOOM!, IDW, Devil’s Due and Arcana. Other changes from the beta include new features such as streamlined interaction and connection with friends and fans, a cleaner reader with stronger image enhancements, as well as full content library.
“The beta program was a great chance for us to learn from the comic and early adopter community,” said Micah Baldwin, CEO and co-founder, Graphic.ly. “They helped us make it an even better desktop and mobile application, and helped us fine-tune the ways for comic enthusiasts and new fans to engage with each other, and with the comic books themselves.”
Graphic.ly is focused on providing its community with better connections and relationships with publishers and creators, which is evidenced by the acquisition of iFanboy. Graphic.ly will continue to enhance the experience by launching the application for more devices, as well as continuing to grow the content library and enhance the community experience.
“The goal of Graphic.ly has always been to be a companion for the comic book store. People are moving to digital forms of communications, but the comic book industry is a community of readers, fans and writers and artists,” added Baldwin. “Graphic.ly is the online version of hanging out at the comic book store, finding new friends, new comics to read, and new interests and genres – all in an online community and reader that will extend to all platforms, such as the Web, iPhone, iPad and Microsoft Windows Series 7 and Android.”
Through the recent advances in digital content and digital devices, Graphic.ly is excited to be a part of the rapidly changing and engaging environment. The desktop applications are available today, while the Graphic.ly mobile applications will launch by the end of April.
Graphic.ly is a cutting-edge digital content delivery system and community platform for the publishing world. Graphic.ly focuses on comic publishers, creators and enthusiasts, and provides an immersive social experience and marketplace around digital comics and associated merchandise. By expanding its community platform the company is becoming the de facto solution for artists and creators to interact with their fans and expand the reach and influence of their own content. For more information, please visit http://www.graphic.ly.